Fight ableism. Include & empower all.

PYD's goal is to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.


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Recent News & Events

Mentor Monday: Meet Tiphany Adams

By     |    October 15, 2018
We are enthused to unveil Tiphany, a short film feature. You'll be happy you ...
TK YEP Award Photo

TK: recipient of the YEP career readiness award

Tyrell, popularly known as TK, is looking forward to a promising future. TK is ...
Screenshot of the new homepage

5 lessons learned in designing the new PYD website

By     |    October 3, 2018
As you may have noticed, things look a little different around here than they ...